Vancouver Island University

International Department
Phone: 1 (250) 740-6315

Student Advising
Phone: 1 (250) 740-6315

Vancouver Island University is a student-centred community where excellence in learning is the primary goal. We welcome and value the contributions of students from around the world who create the rich cultural tapestry on our campuses. Our faculty and students gain valuable international experience through engagement in innovative projects and partnerships worldwide. Our vision is shaped by the ideals of a just, equitable and sustainable global community.

Areas of Study Research

Research Priorities and Strengths

  • Health, Resilience and Well-being
  • Integrated Sciences, Technology and Environment
  • Resilience of Island, Coastal and Rural Regions
  • Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Social Change
  • Cultural, Heritage and Creative Expression
  • Equity, Diversity, and Social Justice
  • Teaching and Learning

About Vancouver Island

Located off the southwestern corner of British Columbia, Canada, Vancouver Island is the largest island on the West Coast of North America, stretching 460 kilometres (290 mi) from Victoria in the south to to Cape Scott at its northern tip… and approximately 100 kilometers (62 mi) at its widest point.